Q&A: Home Entertainment Vet and Milestone Films Co-Founder Dennis Doros Is on the Trail of Missing Movies | by Stephanie Prange, Media Play News, 5/4/2023

“I would define a lost movie as one where the master materials (such as camera negative, interpositive, or even a digital file) are missing, or a film for which the rights are no longer clear (either by copyright, bankruptcy, underlying rights, or contract expiration), or as I describe it, distributor indifference. To explain the last category, there are thousands of films that studios, distributors and rights holders just don’t have in active distribution because they don’t see a financial advantage to releasing them. ”

TCM’s Alicia Malone Highlights Unsung Films in 2023 TCM Classic Film Festival Lineup | by Daniel S. Levine, PopCulture, 4/8/2023

Talking to Allison Anders and Peter Riegert who are part of a group called Missing Movies, who aim to try to reclaim some of these old movies that have been lost as we’ve gone on with various technologies.

In search of 101 missing movies | by Phil Hall, Westchester & Fairfield County Business Journal, 4/4/2023

Missing Movies, a nonprofit organization that seeks to publicize the problem of films that are unavailable for broadcast and home entertainment release due to rights/clearance issues, lack of available materials or “distributor indifference,” has published a list of the most sought-after films that are out of view.

‘Lost’ Film Advocacy Group Publishes Wish List of Movies They’d Like to See | by Stephanie Prange, Media Play News, 3/31/2023

The group has chosen its top 101 (mostly North American) films that they hope will become more readily available this year, according to Missing Movies. The list includes features such as Robert Duval’s Angelo, My Love,  Vernon Zimmerman’s Deadhead Miles, Elaine May’s The Heartbreak Kid, Liz White’s Othello and Allen Baron’s Terror in the City, and documentaries including Jim Brown’s The Weavers: Wasn’t That a Time, Bob Dylan’s Eat the Document, Frederick Wiseman’s The Garden, and Marcels Ophuls’s The Memory of Justice.

Lost and Found: Missing Movies on their mission to rescue lost films for future generations | by Mitchell Beaupre, Letterboxd, 3/30/2023

With the launch of their 101 Missing Movies list, we talk to the founders and advisers—including Allison Anders, Mary Harron, Joe Dante and more—of a film lovers’ collective working to save lost films.

The Fragility of Online Archives | The State of Cinema | by Flavia Dima, Films in Frame, 7/21/2022

I was all the happier, then, when I read Vanity Fair’s article on the Missing Movies collective, founded this year – which, though it has adopted a fairly small number of mostly American films for now (though it announces that it wants to expand into other territories), proposes a model of film lobbying that would make it easier to digitally watch an out-of-print/distribution film through legal channels.

Cinematic Treasures Are Disappearing. That’s Where Missing Movies Comes In | by Donald Liebenson, Vanity Fair, 7/11/2022

A consortium of film artists and professionals is working to save great films that have fallen into obscurity, one reel at a time.

‘We can’t afford to lose them’: the fight to bring missing movies back | by Noah Gittell, The Guardian, 3/7/2022

Films such as The Heartbreak Kid and I Shot Andy Warhol remain unavailable on any platform but a new initiative is aiming to change that.

Missing Movies | by Pamela Hutchinson, Sight and Sound, April/2022

A noble endeavour which should correct distortions in our view of film history

Missing Movies Is Determined to Democratize Independent Film Preservation | by Samantha Bergeson, Indiewire, 2/4/2022

Exclusive: The organization sets out to deconstruct the gatekeeping around film preservation in a post-VHS world.